Louisiana Department of State Civil Service SOCIAL WORKER 4 in United States

SOCIAL WORKER 4

Salary

Depends on Qualifications

Location

Monroe, LA

Job Type

Classified

Department

LDH-Northeast Delta Human Services Authority

Job Number

NEDHSA-07/10/18-CJS

Closing

7/20/2018 11:59 PM Central

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Supplemental Information

No Civil Service test score is required for this vacancy.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process by selecting the 'Applications' link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.

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The State of Louisiana only accepts online applications. Paper applications will not be accepted. Computer access is available at your local library, at local Louisiana Workforce Commission Business Career Solutions Centers (Download PDF reader), and at the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at 5825 Florida Boulevard, Room 1070, Baton Rouge, LA 70806. If you require an ADA accommodation, please contact our office at (225) 925-1911 or Toll Free: (866) 783-5462 during business hours for additional assistance.

(Please note: Libraries and LWC centers cannot provide in-depth assistance to applicants with limited computer skills; therefore, we suggest that such applicants have someone with computer proficiency accompany them to these facilities to assist with the computer application process. Also, no State Civil Service employees are housed at the libraries or LWC centers to answer specific questions about the hiring process. Such questions should be directed to our Baton Rouge Information and Testing Office at the phone numbers above or by visiting the office on Florida Blvd. where assistance is available. Information is also provided on our job seeker website at www.jobs.la.gov).

For further information about this vacancy contact:

Chauncey J. Strange, MPA

Human Resources Specialist

Northeast Delta Human Services Authority

2513 Ferrand Street

Monroe, LA 71201

(318) 362-4160 (Office)

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

A master's degree in social work from an accredited school of social work followed by three years of professional level social services experience.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:

Licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) by the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners as required by law.

NOTE:

The master's degree in social work must be from a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, 1701 Duke Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:

To serve as a licensed Clinical Social Worker and to provide independent assessment, implementation as case manager of treatment plans, and independent counseling with a minimum of supervision with a concentration on clients or offenders with specialized/atypical cases.

Level of Work:

Advanced.

Supervision Received:

Broad review from a higher-level social worker, facility manager, or administrator.

Supervision Exercised:

May provide functional supervision over lower-level social workers and professionals in other disciplines.

Location of Work:

Department of Health and Hospitals; LSU-Health Sciences Centers, Acute Care Hospitals, Medical Schools; Veterans Affairs; Department of Corrections.

Job Distinctions:

Differs from the Social Worker 3 by the presence of licensure as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).

Differs from the Social Worker 5-A by the absence of responsibility of serving as sole social worker of a facility having full managerial responsibility over a facility's social services program.

Differs from the Social Worker 5-B by the absence of direct supervisory responsibilities.

Examples of Work

Provides psychosocial evaluation aimed at identifying the special problems and needs manifested in specific high risk populations, such as abused children and adults, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, neurological trauma or disease, acute and chronic psychiatric diagnoses, abusive parents, and offenders.

Develops and implements complex individualized case management plans of service and social work treatment to address identified needs, problems, and behavioral/emotional reactions of patients and families.

Provides specialized individual, group or family therapy requiring advanced diagnostic and treatment intervention skills in complex situations involving interpersonal, social, financial, legal, and/or health dimensions.

Participates in planning staff development activities to increase ability to deal with practice problems relating to working with individuals, families, groups, and communities.

Provides consultation to interdisciplinary staff, other Social Service or Social Work Staff, and community agencies regarding the psychosocial aspects of service to assigned population.

Prepares required social work reports such as assessments, case summaries, social histories and counseling reports, progress reports, discharge plans or summaries.

Provides expert testimony and/or advocacy representation for clients in court cases.

May conduct special projects related to assigned high-risk groups.

May conduct group therapy sessions for the support, education, and problem resolution of assigned population.

Interviews assigned cases for mental status examinations, as requested, to the parole board.

Serves as member of initial Classification Board on inmates arriving at correctional facility and makes appropriate referrals for treatment to other mental health team professionals for these inmates.

Serves as a member of Cell Block Review Boards and Reclassification Board, providing mental health information as it pertains to inmate housing and work assignments; participates as a member of the disciplinary board when assigned.